TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto cyclists are one step closer to getting new east-west bike lanes through the busiest part of downtown Toronto.

The city’s Public Works Committee will be discussing the proposal this week at City Hall.

The new east-west bike lanes in downtown Toronto would run either along Adelaide or Richmond streets, or they could get split up, with one bike lane on Adelaide and the other on Richmond.

The bikes lane proposal is currently in the environmental stage, but construction could begin in 2014.